The New Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule: What you should know

Phillip Christenson / August 11, 2016
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Are you a Fiduciary? This is the one question you should be asking whoever is offering you financial advice on any sort of investment product. So, what exactly is a Fiduciary and why is it so important? It’s simple, a Fiduciary is legally obligated to serve their client’s best interest. Most people are shocked to […]

10 Things you must do before you die! (Not another bucket list article)

Phillip Christenson / November 4, 2015
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Bucket Lists have grown in popularity in the last few years. While it might seem important that you go skydiving, and swim with the dolphins before you die I would suggest taking a look at the below list and giving these items priority. Many of these items have been discussed in detail in other posts […]

Small Business Succession Planning – Things to Consider

Phillip Christenson / November 6, 2014
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What is Succession Planning? Simply put, succession planning is the process of transitioning key people within a business so that the business can continue to operate after the owner or key executives leave. Think of it as planning for the future of the business so that it can outlive the owners. This process involves a […]

How should my Estate Planning Attorney & Financial Planner work together?

Phillip Christenson / January 6, 2014
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There are many parts to your financial life which may require you work with multiple professionals from different disciplines. Two of the most important professionals you should have on your team are a Financial Planner and an Estate Planning Attorney. Each of these professionals should have an understanding of what the other is doing. Some […]